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Blogging Basics: Do Social Networking Your Way

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11-a-your-wayOver the last 10 posts, I’ve shared a lot of suggestions for your approach to social networking. I hope that some of have been useful to you and I even hope that you’ve decided to completely disregard some of them. If there’s one key takeaway I’d like people to get from all this rambling on it’s this…

As a business using social networking, you need to approach it in a way that works for you. You have a unique audience and so you need to find your own unique approach that fits into your overall business plan.

There are so many social media experts out there telling us we have to be doing this and we have to be doing it X times each day or we’ll fail, but that’s just complete nonsense. At the core of everything you do is a business and that’s where you need to focus your growth. Social networking is simply a complement to that business. It cannot make or break you, unless you give it so much attention that you forget about actually growing your business.

11-b-focus-planSo, as you build your social networking plan, consider the following:

– Which networks are the best fit for you and produce the best results to match your goals
– Scheduling your participation or hiring help, so it doesn’t interfere with other business tasks
– How to grow your very targeted following and how to deliver them something unique and useful

When you have all that figured out, everything else falls into place. But don’t get discouraged if you don’t have a crystal clear plan yet. It takes time and experimentation to find what works best for your business, so get out there and do it. Stay focused and you’ll get there.

I hope you enjoyed all the posts and that you learned something!  I have enjoyed being at 3 Boys and a Dog. ~Greg Watson

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Tuesday 21st of May 2013

So true. I'm a big fan of Facebook over Twitter now, so it is a lot easier to connect there. But I do set aside some time for Twitter. Whatever fits!

Pam Brown Margolis

Thursday 16th of May 2013

Thanks for some really great information.

Cindy @MomMaven

Tuesday 14th of May 2013

Well said. We need to learn what works for other people and then morph that into a plan that works for us.

Lindsay @ Laughing Lindsay

Tuesday 14th of May 2013

Yes, I agree. I know there are many things I could be doing better. However, I do things my way and am happy with the way things are going. I think everyone has to find what works for them as well as realize what their real goals are.

Stephanie Thompson

Tuesday 7th of May 2013

Love to see Bloggers give suggestions on how to do certain things regarding blogging because I am going to blog and the help makes me so much more comfortable to get it going. Thank You.